Claudine Ise

James Welling

December 2009

“Hapax Legomena”—words that appear only once in a writer’s oeuvre—is the title James Welling has given to this compact yet conceptually wide-ranging exhibition of forty photographs culled from the past thirty-five years. Inspired by Hollis… READ ON



November 2009

This eye-opening group exhibition highlights the work of visual artists and other cultural producers who take tactical advantage of their peripheral geographic relationship to major urban cultural centers. From its title onward, “Heartland”… READ ON


Doug Ischar

October 2009

The languorous tangles of seminude men in Doug Ischar’s photographs resurrect lost moments in queer urban history. Heads resting against thighs, hands reaching across bare torsos to stroke damp hair; the glazed eyes and drowsy expressions o… READ ON


Philip von Zweck

September 2009

Philip von Zweck is known as a producer not of objects but of contexts, as he calls them, which have included a radio show, a well-regarded domestic art space, and numerous collaborative projects situated outside mainstream or commercial in… READ ON


“Signs of the Apocalypse/Rapture”

August 2009

This expansive survey curated by Doug Fogelson of the Chicago-based independent publisher Front Forty Press convincingly argues that the apocalyptic impulse still looms large in the contemporary imagination. Complementing a handsomely desig… READ ON